Wednesday, September 22, 2021
68.6 F
Fort Worth

Texas Democrats pushing optimism amid long odds

🕐 1 min read


Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Democratic Party hopes to prove at its state convention that though its candidate slate isn’t exactly star-studded, it can still be enough to end the party’s 20-year losing streak in statewide elections.

Addressing delegates Friday night in Dallas are state Sen. Wendy Davis, the party nominee for governor, and Senate colleague Leticia Van de Putte, who’s running for lieutenant governor.

Neither is favored in November, and other Democrats seeking statewide posts face even longer odds. Still, the party hopes to impress independents and young voters with a “more inclusive” platform than the state GOP’s. Also by contrast, a leading convention voice will be Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is gay.

At their convention, Texas Republicans approved a hard-line immigration stance and endorsed therapy to turn gay people straight.


Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate